About the Artist

I am a textile artist based in London.
I studied my first degree at Central St. Martins (Textile design) and went on to do my masters at the Royal College of Art (Knit/Printed textiles).
Whilst I was studying for my degree I went to India to investigate some of the textile design methods which I have drawn upon and incorporated into a more contemporary style of work. My Indian background and heritage have influenced my work and and I find myself being naturally drawn towards Indian themes such as the fantastic Indian mythology stories and the wonderful array of characters that feature in them
Since leaving college I have taken part in numerous exhibitions (national and international) where I have shown knitted, printed multi-media, felt, photography and canvas work.
Alongside exhibiting I was lecturing at East Berkshire College for the past thirteen years as part of the Textile Fashion team.
I have completed many commissions and have taken up numerous artist in residences/ workshops jobs. At present I find work becoming very photographic, especially after my recent travels to Egypt, Rome, Bangkok, Singapore, Cambodia in Summer 2005. Where strangely enough I was drawn towards the Cambodian Wall Carvings at Angokar Wat where my beloved mythological friends adorn the temple walls!

Nisha Chadha

Find more of Nisha’s artwork on her website: www.nishachadha.co.uk

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